2 Oregon police officers shoot, kill man on roof

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Posted: Feb 21, 2017 8:45 PM

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Two police officers in Oregon responding to a 911 call shot and killed a man standing on a roof in a residential area Tuesday, police said.

The officers opened fire after the man began waving a gun in the air and taking aim at people in other houses from his perch atop the roof, said Officer Mike Rowe, a Beaverton Police Department spokesman.

The officers tried to talk to the man, but he pointed the gun at officers and then fired one round into the house, Rowe said.

That's when officers opened fire, he said.

An elementary school is across the street from the shooting scene in the suburb of Portland and there is also a high school about a block away.

The schools were placed on lockdown for about an hour, but they reopened around 9 a.m. The officers' names have not been released.

The man was identified as Douglas Michael Smith, 51.

The officers will be placed on paid administrative leave during an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff's Department, Rowe said.


A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the name of the man killed by police. Per new police information, the man's name is Douglas Michael Smith.